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Testing from Live Writer

this is a simple test

Posted On Sunday, February 5, 2012 1:53 AM

SQL Clustered vs. Non-Cluster Index
When you first create a new table, there is no index created by default. In technical terms, a table without an index is called a “heap”. We can confirm the fact that this new table doesn’t have an index by taking a look at the sysindexes system table, which contains one for this table with an of indid = 0. The sysindexes table, which exists in every database, tracks table and index information. “Indid” refers to Index ID, and is used to identify indexes. An indid of 0 means that a table does not ......

Posted On Sunday, February 5, 2012 12:12 AM

Dice.com IT jobs search results Feb. 2012
Nationwide search on dice.com

Feb. 4, 2012

C# - 8,518
ASP.NET  4,957
.NET MVC 1,101

Biztalk  409
Microsoft Dynamics CRM   461
Sharepoint 4,022
SQL Server 14,390


Java  16,854
groovy  292

Oracle 18,118

Posted On Saturday, February 4, 2012 4:03 PM

Monster.com IT job search results from March 2010
Monster.comNationwide searchJob Title: Empty ; Skills/keyword: mvc location: emptyResults: 523 jobs nationwide (mostly java )Change to Skills/keyword ASP.NET MVCResults: 80 jobs nationwide.net mvc = 129groovy = 66 jobsgrails = 44 jobsC# 3,481VB.NET 855.NET >5,000ASP.NET 2,245Java > 5,000Delphi = 93VB = 2,559Visual Basic 2,604ORM - 150Hibernate - 851NHibernate - 53Linq = 162Entity Framework = 97fxcop = 5 jobsOracle = >5,000SQL Server = 4,148mysql = 1,431db2 = 699Nunit = 120JUnit = 422Selenium ......

Posted On Saturday, February 4, 2012 3:53 PM

LINQ Query and Lambda Expressions
Lambda expressions are a powerful tool to writing quick, concise code. They can be used in numerous situations, most notably in conjuction with LINQ statements.A lambda expression is an anonymous function that can contain expressions and statements, and can be used to create delegates or expression tree types.All lambda expressions use the lambda operator =>, which is read as “goes to”. The left side of the lambda operator specifies the input parameters (if any) and the right side holds the expression ......

Posted On Saturday, February 4, 2012 2:11 PM

Android Development with Eclipse
Install Eclipse
Then install the android plugin

Basic Hello World


KSoap2 for WCF 

Posted On Friday, February 3, 2012 12:24 AM

Structure and MVC3 and DI (Dependency Injection) Links to save
http://hellspawndev.blogspo... http://forums.asp.net/t/172... http://www.thecodinghumanis... http://www.devtrends.co.uk/... http://www.mikesdotnetting.... ......

Posted On Friday, February 3, 2012 12:23 AM

Archive Links of Things to Read / Research / look it...
http://www.hanselman.com/bl... http://developer.android.co... http://www.matthewbussa.com... http://www.blog.ingenuityno... ......

Posted On Thursday, February 2, 2012 2:34 PM

Testing WCF Web Services
Recently someone was showing me WCFStorm for testing WCF services, which is very simple to use.However, SOAPUI certainly has a lot of power.I needed to add an image to send to a service and noticed that referenceshttp://www.soapui... My XML ended up looking like this:<soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="http://schem... xmlns:ubox="UBoxMobileServi... xmlns:ubox1="UBoxMobile.Dat... <soapenv:Header/> ......

Posted On Thursday, February 2, 2012 2:25 PM

SQL Server NOLOCK
Pros and Cons of NOLOCKI have seen some developers use WITH (NOLOCK) when querying in SQL Server and wonder why they use. Now i explored it and found that its useful to improve the performance in executing the query. However there is a disadvantage in using it. The disadvantage is that one may not be sure that they are getting the data which is currently being updated in the Table ie Without lock protection, you cannot be guaranteed that the data isn’t changing during the time that the query is running.With ......

Posted On Thursday, February 2, 2012 11:45 AM

My ANT File for SchemaSpy
<?xml version="1.0"?><project name="schemaspy" default="main" basedir="."> <property name="src.dir" value="src"/> <property name="build.dir" value="${src.dir}/build"/> <property name="metadata.dir" value="${build.dir}/metadat... <property name="kb.dir" value="${build.dir}/kb"/> <property name="program.dir" value="${build.dir}/program... <property name="project.dir" value="${build.dir}/project... <property name="account.dir" value="${build.dir}/account... ......

Posted On Thursday, February 2, 2012 12:29 AM

Companies that I worked for, I found so many email addresses....
Over the years of being a FTE and a contractor I see in my gmail account the list of company email addresses that I have had over the years. Certainly I wouldn't be able to recall all the email addresses prior to using gmail. Like me VarsityGold.com and Dataquick.com email, and Phoenix New Times email addresses along with Today.com etc...tom.stickel@grsgroup.com Thomas.Stickel@sperry.ngc.com tomstickel@pqa.com thomas.stickel.ctr@navy.mil Tom.Stickel@suntrust.com tom.stickel@nih.gov tom.stickel@scc.virginia.go... ......

Posted On Thursday, February 2, 2012 12:28 AM

SchemaSpy - An incredible free tool to use for peeking at various Database schemas
Back in 2009 I was tasked with automating database dictionaries and schemas outputs for the CI (Continuous Integration) Server called Hudson ( which is probably now owned by Oracle and will become a name like Jenkins, but I digress. CruiseControl and CruiseControl.NET for Windows is another popular free CI, both of which are superior to the lightweight CI of TFS ).I setup ANT scripts with regular expressions that would get called nightly to rebuild the creation of html and image files with the schemaspy ......

Posted On Thursday, February 2, 2012 12:15 AM

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